Five Reasons to go Skiing at Easter

23 February 2018

If you are going to ski at Easter, then this year is the time to do it!

People are often put off Easter skiing as they are worried about a lack of snow. Well, this year, Meribel has had more snow than any season in the last 20 years and the bases are huge! As we get toward the end of the half term holidays, the snow depth at La Chaudanne is 105cm and there is over three metres of snow at the top! And more snow is forecast!

So why would you want to come at Easter?

Well here are five reasons to book now for the Easter holidays.

1 - It’s Warmer

This means you have longer, sunnier days, can cut down on bulky layers of ski clothing, enjoy the sunshine and it’s even a better time to learn to ski. This can be especially true for families with young children who may not enjoy the cold.

It’s much more fun having a lesson when you’re warm – inevitably there’s a lot of standing around during the initial learning stages and it’s much easier if you aren’t frozen.

2 - Lower Prices

When compared with February half term or New Year, Easter is usually as cheap as mid-January. Some of our best deals are the Easter holiday weeks at the beginning of April this year (from only £650pp for a week’s catered accommodation in a ski in/ski out chalet) You can also pick up some pretty good bargains in ski shop end-of-season-sales for next year’s trip.

3 - Lunch on the Terrace

Eating lunch on a sunny day is one of the true joys of spring skiing. Sitting on the terrace, sunglasses pointed to the sky and with only a t-shirt on, you’ll be amazed how quickly you can build your tan. Just don’t forget that sun-cream (available at all the local pharmacies, just check the prices of what you are buying!)

4 - Blue Bird days

This is mostly true, but there are also snowy days – and occasionally some of the heaviest snow of the season comes in April (could it really be heavier than we’ve already had?) Dream start to the day is to wake up to a clear blue sky in the morning after a night of fresh snow!

5 - Longer and Quieter

With the daylight hours being significantly longer than in January or February, you can have a relaxed lunch and still ski longer. The Easter fortnight is popular in many resorts, but slopes are still relatively empty compared with peak winter dates, especially February half term. 

So, if you want a family ski trip on a budget, would rather ski in glorious sunshine than being so cold that your toes feel they're encased in ice, and want to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere with less crowds, then Easter is the time for you. Book now!